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Cat update

22 Sep

I dare say you folks will remember the previous posts I’ve made concerning my cat, with photographs showing the great lump of tangled hair on his back … if you don’t remember, look back in this blog at the “cat” posts, you’ll find some. Well, it got bigger and bigger … not noticeably, but over time it was evident. It at last got so big that he would scrape it when he retreated under the bed during thunderstorms or when the lawn was being cut. It started to kinda loosen up, and finally, I could see that it was fastened to him in only two places. I seized the opportunity once when he was lying on his side in the kitchen, and made a quick snip with a really sharp pair of surgical scissors that I had, and cut the rear attachment before he could move. But it startled him, and he jumped up. The “hair tumor”, for so I shall call it, being suspended from only one end, began flipping back and forth as he tried to come to grips with it, driving him even more looney than he ordinarily is. I saw that he was going to really do some damage if the condition persisted, either to himself or the furniture, or both. So I grabbed him and pinned him down, and snipped the forward attachment, and let him up. This is the result:
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA That’s the “tumor” in my hand, it’s as hard as a softball, and you can see the little scaper down there on the floor in the dark, trying to figure out what happened.
Here he is, a half-hour later, resting up from his ordeal:
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That’s about it, folks … I thought you’d like to know.
Um … anyone want to buy a lump of cat hair?
Cheers, all!

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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

10 responses to “Cat update

  1. blackcalla

    September 23, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Interesting shots, dW. Since I’m allergic to cats, I won’t be a taker for that ball of fur. 🙂

     
    • derwandersmann

      September 23, 2014 at 1:00 am

      Most people that say they are allergic to cats are actually allergic to cat saliva. Not that it makes a hell of a lot of difference; the cat licks himself all over (Oy! Even there!).
      There must also be some individual variations; I’ve had cats my whole life, and my wife has been with me through a number of cats, and this is the first cat that either of us has been allergic to.

       
  2. Serola

    September 23, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Buy? =O And how much you would get from it? =P Oh, and yes, I’m allergic to cats as well. So, I think I rather buy some other creature’s hair…

     
  3. gdare

    September 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    He doesn’t feel concern at all. It will grow up again, anyway 😛

     
    • derwandersmann

      September 23, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Hasn’t shown any sign of it yet, and it’s been a week or two. You can bet I’ll be watching to see that it doesn’t, too … first sign of it, I’ll be on him with scissors and the razor-blade anti-mat comb-out tool.

       
  4. evawiren

    September 23, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    So happy he got rid of that hair. He is a beautful cat.

     
    • derwandersmann

      September 24, 2014 at 12:57 am

      Yes, thank you, Eva … and I intend to prevent a recurrence of the problem.

       
  5. raniahajqasem

    September 27, 2014 at 6:34 am

    poor thing , may be that tumor was bothering him very much but he can’t express , just like baby , it feels pain, but can not express it .

     
    • derwandersmann

      September 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      I think you’re right, Rania … but he was afraid to let me touch it.

       
  6. Furie

    October 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Whatever you do, do not get that thing wet or feed it after midnight!!!

     

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